The Secret of Success and Happiness

By February 9, 2009 The Compassionate Edge

People are goal seekers by nature so we are happiest when we are working towards the accomplishment of a goal. The more connected you are to your goal, the more you will feel alive and energized when you are working towards it.

In coaching we use the term ‘stretch goal’ which means that you should be pushing yourself slightly outside of your comfort zone… know, you have to stretch a bit to grasp it, without falling flat on your face.

You have probably read it a thousand times before; behavioral scientists agree that few people ever utilize more than a fraction of their potential. The exiting news is that you possess more internal ability than you will ever use. The biggest obstacle you will ever face is your own, self imposed limiting beliefs. What the heck is a limiting belief? It is fancy speak for BAD ATTITUDE!!

Success is the continual achievement of your own predetermined goals, stabilized by balance and purifed by a positive attitude.

Here is another message that you have heard before; success is not a destination, it is a journey which is not related to your wealth, position in life or fame. Success is your state of being and your way of life.

Listen to and learn from others but recognize that to serve yourself you must not compare yourself to others, but choose your own path. Pursue goals that you believe in, based in your values.


One Comment

  • CT Moore says:

    In regards to being happiest when “working towards the accomplishement of a goal,” evolutionary psychologist have started to observe a correlation between depression and those who don’t get to see the end result of their work — e.g. an assembly line factory worker. So there’s something that underscores the importance of measurable goals.

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